Winner of Best Short Documentary, Nominated for Best Short Film, Most Exciting On-Screen Talent (Derik Lynch), Most Exciting Off-Screen Talent (Andrew Gough), Most Exciting Off-Screen Talent (Nicola Powell)

Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black)

Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
Drama, Documentary
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Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) follows Yankunytjatjara man Derik Lynch's road trip back to Country (Aputula), as memories from his childhood return. A journey from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide, back home to his remote Anangu community to seek spiritual healing, and perform on sacred Inma ground. Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years from generation to generation.



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We acknowledge the sovereignty of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation whose unceded land will always be a home of storytelling and culture.